This week may have started off a bit on the chilly side, but temperatures are expected to climb above 30C next week.
Forecasters have predicted that Britain will bask in warm weather for several days, as hot air from the south pushes the temperatures above average for August – possibly topping the record for the year so far.
However, heavy thunderstorms are expected to bring an end to the hot spell on Wednesday next week.
Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: “Temperatures are likely to climb. At the moment they are a little bit below average for the time of year because of the north-western flows.
“As we go through the week it will come more from the south-west, by the end of the week, and then towards the beginning part of next week we will then be drawing air from the south, and so on Monday and Tuesday we are quite likely to see temperatures getting into the low 30s.”
Northern England is likely to see temperatures in the high 20s, although the hottest conditions are expected to be further south.